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ESPN: Raiders to Vegas

So the day of reckoning has finally happened and my Oakland Raiders have finally made it official. I have extremely mixed emotions about this because I grew up in Buffalo and Florida. I’ve never been to Oakland, or even west of the Mississippi, but I love the Raiders with all that is in my soul. Being 29 I first grew to love them as the LA Raiders. Didn’t know or care what Oakland was. It was Jeff Hostetler and Tim Brown and little Jesse rooting on team after team coming in at .500 or below. Then they moved back to Oak-town. And honestly I was a little pissed. Sure I was striking out in t-ball at the time so I had major issues, but I didn’t like change. It didn’t seem cool to leave flashy, fancy, “Laker” LA and move to crumby Oakland. Shit just reading that it still doesn’t. But I grew to love the gritty, crazy, fucked up world that was the little brother to big, bad San Fran. Now that I am older, grayer, fatter and raising a family, I never really thought the Mark “the Hairdo” Davis would have the sack (or money) to pull the trigger and I’d be watching OAK on tv for the rest of my days still bragging about the 3 rings we won before I was born.

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Jump to present day and I am a part of the Las Vegas Raiders Nation. Even though it’s the same team, the same coach, the same GM, they will never be the same. They won’t win on a shitty field covered in dirt. There won’t be gang fights in the parking lot, generally between two Raider fans. They just won’t seem as tough and that’s what I will miss the most. Even going 2-14 year after year, they at least seemed tough being in Oakland. So Good bye Black Hole. Hello Black Hole, the stripper that will be on stage at every club on the strip come football season 2020.  But along with a shiny new stadium comes the Super Bowl, Pro Bowls, big ticket boxing matches and UFC fights, WWE events. All things that never happened in O.Co. And the inevitability of the Fertitta brothers and Dana White buying the team a year or two after the stadium is built.

Oh well.

Let’s just see if the city will allow them to play until the lease options are over. Word on the street is they want the whole crew the fuck out of dodge asap. That will add a very interesting wrinkle into this already fucking crazy story line. Until next time children.

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Jesse

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Raiders.com – The Oakland Raiders squandered an early lead and fell to the New York Giants 24-20 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

When I tell people I am a Raiders fan I always get “Are you from California?” Me “No I’m from New York.” Asshole “Then why are you a Raiders fan?” Me “Who gives a baker’s fuck? I love losing.” I hate when people ask why someone is a fan of a team. Who really cares? Does it change your day? Like with me and the Yankees, I always get asked who is my favorite player. Are you fucking kidding me? Like I have to pass some kind of IQ test on team knowledge to be qualified as a true fan. If you ever ask someone something like that, save your time, go home and jerk off to your ugly wife and stupid kid. You are an asshole and no one likes you. If you think your friends like you, you most likely bring the best chips that are kind of expensive that no one else wants to pony up the cash for so they keep you around.

Oh and fuck the Giants, probably going to win another fucking Super Bowl. Well Eli, I hope this image haunts your dreams this week imagesCAJY1GF0

 

Jesse